Waterproof kill bag?

makostorm

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Anyone have any recommendations for waterproof fish bags?

I have a “reliable” one now but it leaks and apparently that’s expected. I emailed support and they said the bags aren’t marketed as waterproof. I’d rather not have my fish sitting in a 3M 5200 chemical bath all day to try and make it water proof so I’m hoping there are some better alternatives.

Right now I travel with it using a big plastic bin that I have to clean up each trip.
 
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jer dog

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Anyone have any recommendations for waterproof fish bags?

I have a “reliable” one now but it leaks and apparently that’s expected. I emailed support and they said the bags aren’t marketed as waterproof. I’d rather not have my fish sitting in a 3M 5200 chemical bath all day to try and make it water proof so I’m hoping there are some better alternatives.

Right now I travel with it using a big plastic bin that I have to clean up each trip.
I heard that AFTCO is coming out with one
in September, hopefully
that will be the end of Leaky bags .
 
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makostorm

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I heard that AFTCO is coming out with one
in September, hopefully
that will be the end of Leaky bags .
whoa! now that would be some great news. I'm a big fan of aftco stuff. Ok, I may wait it out and see.

I was just reading up that the Canyon brand markets itself as completely leakproof as well.
 
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What exactly is the problem if a game bag leaks a little water through the seams? My deck was wet alot from hosing down fish blood. I little from the game bag was not an issue.
 
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    What exactly is the problem if a game bag leaks a little water through the seams? My deck was wet alot from hosing down fish blood. I little from the game bag was not an issue.
    If water is getting thru, definitely a lot of air as well and therefore brings the temperature up. But also don't like to lose that nice freezing cold water. Helps chill the fish. Still think the quality is best on the reliable, but they should fix it at the factory vs having the customer add 5200.
     
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    What exactly is the problem if a game bag leaks a little water through the seams? My deck was wet alot from hosing down fish blood. I little from the game bag was not an issue.

    Think ppl want to use the bag in lieu of a hard cooler to get the catch all the way home. It's gonna be a bad day if the kill bag leaks in an SUV. Not so much if on deck or in the back of a truck.
     
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    makostorm

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    What exactly is the problem if a game bag leaks a little water through the seams? My deck was wet alot from hosing down fish blood. I little from the game bag was not an issue.

    it leaked rockfish juice in my suv
    i keep it in a plastic tray now
     
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    Ah!. I understand now. My bag was put in the bed of a pickup truck.
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    aquaholic

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    I put over 100lbs of processed tuna in mine (reliable) last week and kept ice in it for 3 or 4 days. It seeped a bit but most of the water stayed in it. Enough so that I had to empty some of the melted ice to get more ice in it.
     
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